Monday, July 15th 2013
When I first saw The Virgin Suicides in the theater in 1999, the title felt like a mislead. Lux loosing her virginity in the third act seemed to make calling this ‘the virgin suicides’ no longer true. Along with a long time fascination with Sofia Coppola, it was the title that had lured me to the film. I had been studying women in the classical world at the time in college and was entranced by the vestal virgins, the Delphic oracles. The ancient world would take young virgin girls and put them in a sequestered space, protect them from the outside world while also imprisoning them. They believed these virgin girls to have a special power that came from their purity, an idea that still exists today. It’s a way of thinking that has birthed much shaming of women when they become sexual, the idea that there is power in virginity. However, this film shows these isolated girls taking this supposed power into their own hands through the most selfish of acts, suicide.
The Lisbon sisters are a group clearly set apart from the world around them. Even before they are physically put under lock-down in their family home, the unit of the four surviving sisters is like a multi-armed, multi-legged, multi-headed creature, whose boundaries are clearly defined and uncrossable. The male narrators’ viewpoint of them is that of outsiders, desperate to be absorbed into this isolation, to understand the power this bond between the girls has created. They describe the sisters as “oddly shaped emptiness mapped by what surrounded them.”
Saturday, July 13th 2013
This is the NIKE film I directed in Tokyo. It has half a million views on YouTube already!
Check out this other short film my cousin Mackenzie did! Amazing!
Friday, July 12th 2013
This short film that my cousin did was a vimeo staff pick yesterday and if you watch it, you’ll see why. It’s a delicately rendered piece of film, beautifully shot and edited perfectly.
Saturday, June 29th 2013
Teaser for the Nike Free film that I directed. To be released soon.
My cousin directed this short film for Nike. He’s AMAZING, seriously, catch him now so you can be into him before all the mainstream so called film fans find out about his work.
Friday, January 18th 2013
Trailer for the new movie that my cousin directed, Rise of Laka about a community in the mountains of Southern Ethiopia, Laka, desperate for clean drinking water finally stepping out of the darkness and into the light. An amazing story beautifully presented.
Monday, October 8th 2012
New commercial coming out soon!
Shot in LA and Vancouver
My cousin Mackenzie made a tumblr! Follow him and check out his amazing work as a cinematographer and director at his newly overhauled site here.
My cousin Mackenzie is known in our family as being the MOST AMAZING PERSON EVER cuz srsly, he really is. He’s a ginger! And he makes movies!
He’s a brilliant young filmmaker who’s done some great work - this preview for a documentary he was the Director of Photography on is totally Terrence Malick-y in its magic hour lighting.